Be Runspirational!

A torn Achilles tendon. That’s basically where the story begins for Runspirational.com.  The short story is I didn’t care to run, especially really long distances, until after I tore my Achilles tendon in two places. That was rock bottom for me. I felt horrible from not even walking for a couple of months. I was completely out of shape, in terrible health. No movement at all can make your body feel extremely terrible.

On my 34th birthday, I was far enough along in my rehab that I was allowed to finally run. I remember thinking to myself, if I can run 5 or 10 minutes that will be huge. I ended up going for 20 minutes on the treadmill. It was a birthday gift from my mind. It served as my first Runspirational moment.

After that, I decided I needed something to train for. I found an 8K, the Ashenfelter Classic, that was close to home. The race was on Thanksgiving morning. It also happened to be one year exactly since my Achilles surgery. I thought, it’s not going to be easy, but I’m going to do this. I’m going to work hard, train my body and mind, and I’m going to finish this race. I did and I beat my goals.

There is more to the story, but the biggest thing what running has taught me and made me better. Since that first race, I have gone on to challenge myself more. I decided to train for a half marathon and now have run over 10 in three states and even one in Ireland. I ended up running my first marathon, the NYC Marathon in 2018. It is easily one of the top athletic moments of my life. Through my running journey, there have been many moments that have made me pivot and that’s ok. From back surgery, to the birth of my son and second daughter, to coaching, the passing of my dad and father-in-law, to COVID, running has been an area of inspiration. You can read up on it in the About Me section.

Hopefully, if nothing else, this website will be a part of your Runspirational journey. Just know, I’m rooting for you.

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Runner’s World Half Marathon Goals

Disclaimer: I received a free entry to the Runner’s World Half Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews! I’ve been looking forward to running the Runner’s World Half Marathon for a few months ago. I’ve decided to come up with …

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Why the Runner’s World Half is the Perfect Race Before the NYC Marathon!

Disclaimer: I received a free entry to the Runner’s World Half Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews! 15% OFF ALL race distances! Use code RWHALF18BIBRAVE at http://rw2.runnersworld.com/rwhalf. The Runner’s World Half Marathon has always been a bucket list …

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2021 Running

Monthly Miles
January – 166.7
February – 175.4

Total Miles
342.1
(Through 2/28/21)

Upcoming/Completed Races
Leaving this here to be optimistic that races will start to become more regular in 2021.

Running Gear Purchased in 2021
– Nike Pegasus 37
– New Balance 1080s
– Brooks Glycerin

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Contact Me

If you have any questions or suggestions for me or this website, please feel free to send me an email. Also, send me a note letting me know if there is anything you’d like me to cover or if you just need a little RUNSPIRATIONAL love.

Email – Run@Runspirational.com

Run to Inspire. Inspired to Run.

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